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Sustainability & Cultural Competancy Toolbox

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    SAMHSA SPF Sustainability
    Discusses some important points that need to be addressed regarding increasing sustainability.
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    CDC's Health Communities Program: Sustainability Planning Guide
    Explains sustainability efforts from initial development to evaluation of outcomes and gives steps detailing many options.
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    Sustainability Primer
    o Fostering Long-Term Change to Create Drug-Free Communities - A CADCA publication providing a basic understanding of sustainability and its importance in the long-term success of the SPF.
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    Innovative Fundraising Ideas
    Simple non-profit fund raising ideas that require very little effort on behalf of communities.
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    Grant opportunities
    Online grant opportunities
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    Is My Organization Ready for a State Grant?
    This Readiness Assessment Questionnaire will help organizations to assess their capacity. The questionnaire is also useful for organizations seeking funding from other government agencies, foundations, or individuals. This questionnaire asks the reader to score the organization on elements necessary to run a high quality program, by selecting the answer that best describes the organization's current status or performance.
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    National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
    The enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care provides a structure designed to improve an organization’s ability to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by providing a blueprint for individuals and health and health care organizations to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Your community coalition can utilize this checklist as a self-assessment, in addition to completing the questions at the conclusion to assist in planning for improvement.
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    SAMHSA SPF Cultural Competence
    Gives an overview of cultural competence and provides a link to numerous resources available for each state.
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    Community Prevention Providers Technical Assistance Resource Guide
    Cultural competence checklist is provided on pg. 56 (57 in pdf)
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    Some Basics of Cultural Competency
    Includes definitions, a Cultural Competency Continuum which can be used for evaluation purposes, and a Cultural Competency Checklist.
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    Readability Tools
    Tools for determining reading level of surveys, targeted marketing materials, etc.
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    Online Translation Dictionary
    Online source for translating English phrases into other languages.